Retention Dentures in Utah
Do you want to enhance your smile with dentures? Jenson Dental provides retention dentures as a solution for patients with missing teeth. Without teeth, it can affect your bite, your ability to chew, and your ability to talk. The loss of teeth can place an unnecessary burden on your other teeth and leads to headaches and muscle pain in the jaw. Losing your teeth will impact your appearance, and often causes patients to suffer from self-esteem issues. Implant-retained dentures are a perfect solution for patients seeking a permanent solution to enhance their smile.
I Am Missing Lower Teeth, What Can I Do?
A lot of patients can wear upper dentures without problems, but they can have issues when their lower teeth are extracted. Implant-supported dentures make it easier for patients to eat and speak without needing to remove their lower teeth all the time for cleaning. There are multiple options used to have denture implants placed in the lower jaw. A ball attachment denture allows a denture to snap onto the implant and it can be removed.
A bar attachment denture involves placing four to six implants into the lower jaw. Once the area has healed, the implants are connected to a custom-made support bar. The bar implant is more stable from the ball implant as it doesn’t allow a lot of movement of the denture, and you can still remove the denture for cleaning and maintenance.
The final option for retention dentures is to have five or more implants placed and a permanent denture attached to them. The denture is then held in place by screws or clasps that secure it to a support post or bar. The benefit to this denture is that you clean under the denture without removing it as it doesn’t touch the gum tissue. Patients seeking a permanent denture solution prefer this option.
I Am Missing Upper Teeth, What Can I Do?
We do provide a similar option for patients that have their upper teeth extracted. The bone is not as hard as the lower jaw so you will need more implants in the upper teeth to support the replacement teeth. If you need multiple teeth replaced, we may find that implants will restore your smile without the need for dentures that cover your the roof of your mouth. Using implant supported dentures will help you to feel more natural and you can still have a removable denture for proper cleaning.
The Benefits of Retention Dentures
There are several benefits to using implant retention dentures including:
- Improved confidence
- Bone and gum preservation
- Stability during eating and talking